“Let the children come to me”: these words of Jesus are very real in the Focolare Movement where children have a privileged place. Gen 5 are children up to 4 years of age and Gen 4 up to age 9. The spirituality of unity is presented to these children in a style that they can understand and appreciate and they take to it with real enthusiasm, putting it into practice immediately wholeheartedly.
The children are enchanted by the life of Jesus and try to put His words into action, especially through living the Word of Life for Children.
One of their special resources has become well known, it is the ‘dice of love’, each of its faces shows a point from the art of loving: love everyone, be the first to love, make yourself one, see Jesus in the other, love your enemy and love one another. “We roll it each morning – they explain – and whatever phrase comes up we try to live for the whole day.”